Discipline and Practice: The (ir)resistibility of Theory
Stefan Herbrechter, Ivan Callus
Bucknell University Press, 2004 - Literary Collections - 269 pages
Has theory become resistible? Has it betrayed its promise, and sold out on its practice? Should theory, after having become a discipline, still lay claims on the radical, or should it embrace its establishment within the university? What future(s) could theory have if there is (dis)agreement about its present(s) and its past(s), and what and how should it from now proceed to read?
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Page 48 - the growth and for the survival of culture, If they conflict with any passionate faith of the reader—if, for instance, he finds it shocking that culture and equalitarianism should conflict, if it seems monstrous to him that anyone should have "advantages of birth"—I do not ask him to change his faith, I merely ask him to stop paying lip-service to culture,